Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 13 Sep 2019, 17:00

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Which 1986 hit single has a title inspired by the occasion when the singer met French composer Pierre Boulez at a party?
Answer: Paul Simon was at the party with his first wife, Peggy. Monsieur Boulez presumably misheard or misunderstood their names and called them Al and Betty. Hence, "I can call you Betty, and Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al".

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 20 Sep 2019, 14:54

What is the significance of the following questions
"Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine? Henry I, Henry II, Richard I or Henry V"
"If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow? Trees, Flowers, Vegetables or Grain"
"Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races? Arlington Million, Belmont Stake, Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes"

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by Steeevooo » 20 Sep 2019, 15:23

I know the first one definitely was, but don't know about the other two... £1m questions on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 20 Sep 2019, 15:37

Steeevooo wrote:
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I know the first one definitely was, but don't know about the other two... £1m questions on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Correct.

As you probably know, the first was Judith Keppel's final question. The second one was for the second winner, David Edwards. The third one was Egghead Pat Gibson's final question.

By the way, the answers are...
Henry II (Judith is related to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Fix?)
Trees (Quercus rober is the Oak)
Arlington Million

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by jamesthegill » 20 Sep 2019, 17:42

If ? = four years and ! equals 15 years, what does & equal at time of posting?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by RJSRdg » 21 Sep 2019, 00:14

michael_churchill wrote:
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Henry II (Judith is related to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Fix?)
Don't let Adham Fisher hear you say that... ;-)
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Sep 2019, 14:12

michael_churchill wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 14:54
What is the significance of the following questions
"Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine? Henry I, Henry II, Richard I or Henry V"
"If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow? Trees, Flowers, Vegetables or Grain"
"Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races? Arlington Million, Belmont Stake, Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes"
Plus the "odd one out":

"A number one followed by 100 zeros is known by what name? A googol, a megatron, a gigabit or a nanomole?"

(Cough, cough...)
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 23 Sep 2019, 09:12

RJSRdg wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 00:14
michael_churchill wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 15:37

Henry II (Judith is related to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Fix?)
Don't let Adham Fisher hear you say that... ;-)
Now I'm intrigued! There's obviously a story behind that...

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by RJSRdg » 23 Sep 2019, 22:10

michael_churchill wrote:
23 Sep 2019, 09:12
RJSRdg wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 00:14
michael_churchill wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 15:37

Henry II (Judith is related to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Fix?)
Don't let Adham Fisher hear you say that... ;-)
Now I'm intrigued! There's obviously a story behind that...
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 27 Sep 2019, 16:25

jamesthegill wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 17:42
If ? = four years and ! equals 15 years, what does & equal at time of posting?
This one's been bothering me, because I have another question of my own to post!

Based on the phrasing of the question, I reckon it's related to the last time something happened. The last "?" thing happened 4 years ago and the last "!" thing happened 15 years ago.

I looked at various things like the titles of Best Picture Oscar winning films and Booker Prize winning novels. I have an answer that fits and I hope it's the one you're looking for.

It's been 4 years since "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber was the last number one single with a ? in the title, and 15 years since "Yeah!" by Usher was the last number one single with a ! in the title. So, I think the answer is that's it's been 6 years since "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am (featuring Britney Spears) was number one ?!?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by jamesthegill » 28 Sep 2019, 07:25

michael_churchill wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 16:25
jamesthegill wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 17:42
If ? = four years and ! equals 15 years, what does & equal at time of posting?
This one's been bothering me, because I have another question of my own to post!

Based on the phrasing of the question, I reckon it's related to the last time something happened. The last "?" thing happened 4 years ago and the last "!" thing happened 15 years ago.

I looked at various things like the titles of Best Picture Oscar winning films and Booker Prize winning novels. I have an answer that fits and I hope it's the one you're looking for.

It's been 4 years since "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber was the last number one single with a ? in the title, and 15 years since "Yeah!" by Usher was the last number one single with a ! in the title. So, I think the answer is that's it's been 6 years since "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am (featuring Britney Spears) was number one ?!?
You're spot on, it's to do with punctuation marks in UK number one hit singles!
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 01 Oct 2019, 09:10

Referring to the casts, what SPECIFICALLY do the TV Series "8 Simple Rules" and "The Big Bang Theory" have in common?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 01 Oct 2019, 20:03

Is Kaley Cuoco too simple?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 02 Oct 2019, 09:19

DavidC wrote:
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Is Kaley Cuoco too simple?
On the right track, but not specific enough!

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by greatkingrat » 02 Oct 2019, 20:09

Katey Sagal played Kaley Cuoco's mother in both shows.
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